English Language Learners (ELL)

The Mesa County Valley School District 51 is dedicated to engage, equip and empower English Language Learners with the English language skills and cultural understanding they need to succeed academically as established by national and state standards for English language acquisition. The English Language Learners (ELL) programs of Mesa County Valley School District 51 serve culturally and linguistically diverse students whose native or primary language is not English. The district offers a K-12 program supporting the development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills aligned to grade-level content instruction and language proficiency levels as measured by World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium’s assessment system.

District 51 awards a Seal of Biliteracy in recognition of a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages

Telephone Number (970)254-5484
Address - Basil T Knight Center
596 Westgate Dr.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Name Title Phone Number  Extension
Linnea Hulshof ELL Specialist
Glorya Chavez Administrative Specialist

ELL Vision

Engage, equip, and empower English language learners by promoting value, equity, language acquisition, and academic achievement.

ELL Mission

To provide English Language Learners with access to rigorous academic standards and quality instruction in order to become fluent in English, while incorporating students’ language and culture in preparation for success in a global society.

Goals of the English Language Learner Program

By building collaborative relationships and targeted professional learning between District 51 stakeholders, the goal is to increase student achievement of academic standards through the strategic use of the Colorado English Language Proficiency Standards (CELP). Through careful design of the District 51 Learning Model with ongoing assessment and reporting of language acquisition, the goal is to create a timely progression of second language acquisition for successful transition into all mainstream content classrooms.

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